Natural hazards are areas within the cultivated farmland that farmers have to travel around when farming their land. Point deductions are allowed for the increase in operating costs due to natural hazards such as creeks, draws, sloughs, ravines, rivers, etc. The deductions typically range from one to six points, but may be higher in circumstances where a small portion of acres are severed from the main parcel. Natural hazard deductions are only applied to arable land.
This category is an economic factor that adds to the cost of production and is expressed in point deductions. There are no natural hazards on this particular quarter section, so this area of the agricultural profile has been left blank.